Fuel stop leads to discovery of break and enter into local business


While stopping for gas on patrol, a frontline officer noticed damage to the front door of the closed business. On further examination, it was learned that the business, in the 3300-block of 48th Avenue in Vernon, had been broken into. On Sunday, October 4th, at approximately 1:45 am, unknown suspects gained entry to the business through the front doors and removed the automated teller machine from the premises.

The suspects left the scene in a dark coloured Ford truck, with stolen license plates. The truck is possibly an F-350 with a unique decal in the rear window. A vehicle, stolen from a nearby business, was recovered at the scene.

Police have not yet recovered the ATM. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Constable Helgerson at the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP non-emergency line of 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.